Your Red Snapper Isn’t Red Snapper — Widespread Fish Fraud
Do you know what you're getting at the sushi bar? According to a
over 50% of sampled seafood from Southern California grocery stores and restaurants was mislabeled. Fraud was detected in 11 out of 18 types of fish purchased, with 100 percent (34 out of 34) of the ‘snapper’ labeling being wrong. All of the fish labeled as ‘Red Snapper’ in the study were substituted with Tilapia, Pollock or another species of rock fish.